stiff but comfy
Great shoes especially on rocky uneven terrain where the stiff sole is put to it's best use. They are also on the heavy side. The gore-tex is a great feature and is definitely water proof but you don't really want to go stomping around in any puddles or streams with these, if you go in water above your ankle you'll have to take your shoes off to drain the water out. Other than that these shoes have served me well and been very durable.